November 24, 2009 Subject:
...referred to himself 25 times in a single Grateful Dead show review.
Also, I liked the show. Good recording.
November 5, 2008 Subject:
Chip made some awesome recordings!
Chip made some awesome recordings! I'm a bit busy right now to go into my excruciating detail, as I've probably too often done in many of my other reviews. I knew Chip Copeland, and he was one of the best tapers I knew in Southern California!
For several reasons, not the least of which he had the guts and the stealth, to tape in front of the board after it became tricky to do so, with the taping section in the back!(By the way Chip, if your reading this, I hope you still have my guitar sheet music I kindly loaned you. I'm in San Diego trying to get into graduate school at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, so once I get in you can look me up there)! By the late era of this show I personally was unable to continue recording them myself like I used to do before there was a taping section, like at Winterland etc. So I had to rely on digital experts like Chip etc. As for rhis show specifically, well almost any show with Branford Marsalis and them playing "Eternity" is great to me, (yes I know, that isn't my usual highly critical self and very subjective, but that is just a great combination)!
Also, Chip made equally great recordings of other bands, too numerous to name, since he has a very diverse taste which I greatly respect!
I can't say for sure because most of my tapes are still in storage up in Torrance in L.A. Co. so I haven't heard them in a while, so for me to say objectively, whether or not this is one of his very best would not be fair, but if not I see that he has posted several; and this is the second one I came across. As I listen to my ~211 shows I attended in reverse order, as I sit here reading scientific papers, writing professors e-mails, and, other frivolous stuff like every one else on the internet!
Reviewer:spring mountain high
August 7, 2008 Subject:
Nice Little Show for 1993
Good playing, decent energy, a few vocal flubs here and there by Jerry, but no deal breakers...nice sound on this recording. Garcia's guitar has an interesting acoustic-y sounding voice to it throughout the show. Although Branford sits in on this show he really does not add too much...his best work is on "so many roads", imho. A nice, energetic, but short Scarlet->Fire, for the enthusiasts of that pairing.
If I could give three and a half stars, I would, but I'm going to round down for the lack of any real goosebump-inducing moments that are, to me, the hallmark of a good/great show.